Close Reading in Science Deepens Understanding – Education Article

The work of scientists involves so much more than investigations and experimentation. Science starts with a question about the natural and man-made world. Scientists wonder and inquire, talk, write, and read. And their process is iterative. After a question is asked, these components can happen in any order, but each component is almost always present when good science is taking place. Classroom science studies should emulate what is happening in the real world of science. This means that our students…

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes – Education Article

Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. They teach students how to think critically and solve evidence-based problems. Unfortunately, data collection hardware is expensive and setup is complicated–intimidating for many non-tech-minded teachers. Enter award-winning PASCO Scientific with a commitment to providing innovative, affordable tools for K-12 science and math programs. What is PASCO Scientific PASCO Scientific is the global leader in developing technology-based solutions for hands-on science. They provide a wealth…

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Teaching about Climate Change in Middle School – Education Article

By Angela Duke In the days of selfies and social media mania, it is often a difficult job getting middle schoolers to look up instead of down. When I first introduced the topic of climate change to my students, the reactions were mixed. But, most importantly, several heads looked up. Climate change in the classroom has gained great momentum and for good reason. What more real of a problem can there be than the state of our planet? And what…

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